Inherited (default) connection string IIS mysteryRSS

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Last post Sep 24, 2013 03:26 PM by JackSThor

  • Inherited (default) connection string IIS mystery

    Sep 24, 2013 01:38 PM|JackSThor|LINK

    In my IIS I have a connection string that is inherited from some where. Do anybody know where it came from because in the conection string is


    DataDirectory for some reason points to inetsrv in system32. I am thinking that it is not suppose to. How should I configure this? It is causing me a error when I want to access the database via database manager in IIS

    An attempt to attach an auto-named database for file C:\windows\system32\inetsrv \aspnetdb.mdf failed. A database with the same name exists, or specified file cannot be opened, or it is located on UNC share.

    and I think it is the reason why my website does not work because it is the only connection string I have that connects to my local server. I can add a connections string but the website does not inherit like it does this one.

    connection string mdf

  • Re: Inherited (default) connection string IIS mystery

    Sep 24, 2013 02:58 PM||LINK

    Gest guess is you already have a database attached from another app.  Could also be you are running a user instance of SQLExpress.

    Take a look at:

    These are ASP.NET issues by the way, not IIS.


    connection string mdf

    Have you Binged a solution before posting?
  • Re: Inherited (default) connection string IIS mystery

    Sep 24, 2013 03:26 PM|JackSThor|LINK

    I think that the databse was not inherited from another app, becuase a seperate app would not inherit that database either unless specified. Am I right? This database is in the conneciton sting of my localhost server where all my other site automatically inherits this sconneciton string. Yet when I added a cusotm connection string to the server none of the other apps inherits this this new connecitons string that added.

    connection string mdf